Equinix has completed its $320m USD deal to acquire West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider MainOne.
According to a statement issued by Equinix, “The completion of this acquisition augments Equinix’s long-term strategy to become a leading African carrier-neutral digital infrastructure company by being able to bring a full range of transformative technologies and connectivity to Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.”
The investment will extend Platform Equinix into West Africa, providing organisations based inside and outside of Africa access to global and regional markets.
MainOne, headquartered in Lagos, was founded by Funke Opeke in 2010 to enable connectivity for the business community of Nigeria. The site provides 64,000 sqft of space across four operational data centres, with an extra 570,000 sqft of land available for future expansion. MainOne provides a terrestrial network of more than 1,200 km of terrestrial fibre in Lagos, Edo and Ogun States, and its subsea cable network stretches 7,000 km between Nigeria and Portugal,
MainOne will now operate under the name MainOne, an Equinix company, and Opeke will continue to lead under the new brand.